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Orpheus with Clay Feet

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Cistern Press
Pages: 0
Personal Rating: 0/10
Goodreads: 3/5
Found in:The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories [1991]
The main character is Jesse Slade, a bored man living in 2040 who visits a time travel tourism agency for a vacation. The agency offers him a trip to the past where he can act as the muse for a famous artist of his choice. Slade chooses to inspire his favorite science fiction author of the 1960s, Jack Dowland, who is said to be universally acclaimed as the greatest of the three master science fiction authors of his time, the others being Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein.